Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu

55-370 Kamehameha HighwayLaie, Oahu, HI 96762
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Total Price: $99.65 (USD)
TripAdvisor user rating 4.50 out of 5 Based on 9596 reviews


Experience Hawaii’s most popular attraction! Polynesian Cultural Center features six authentic island villages themed around different Polynesian nations, their music, dance and culture. Mingle with the islanders and enjoy an array of hands-on activities. Package options include an award-winning Ali’I Luau and the action-packed evening show, Ha: Breath of Life.

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from Ashley, one of our Laie, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Mingle with natives from Pacific cultures in six authentic island villages.
  • Located 75 minutes from Honolulu.
  • Various dinner, luau, and show packages available.
  • Dress comfortably and wear very comfortable shoes.
  • Shuttle service available for a fee.
  • You can take photos and videos at the Polynesian Cultural Center, except for the Ha': Breath of Life show.
  • Bring cash and shop at the Hukilau Marketplace and specialty shops for the perfect souvenir.
  • Make sure to book your Polynesian Cultural Center reservation early during peak seasons (June-August and December-January).


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Spend the day exploring the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands. Wander through their 42 acres of tropical splendor and enjoy the adventure of traditional hands-on activities. Dine like royalty at an authentic Polynesian luau and top it off with the most spectacular evening show on the islands.

Discover the Polynesian culture and tropical splendor with tickets to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Choose from a variety of popular packages and see why the Polynesian Cultural Center is Hawaii's #1 attraction.

Learn firsthand from the native peoples of each island with interactive demonstrations that teach you the games, fun, and friendship of Polynesia. Travel through time and space as you experience thousands of years' worth of culture from six different island nations, each with its own flavor and appeal:

  • Island of Hawaii: Play ancient games, dance with grace, learn how to fish without a net, and sample poi (come on, we dare you!) Live the spirit of aloha in Hawaii
  • Island of Aotearoa: Learn the significance of Maori tattoos, test your dexterity by playing with twirling poi balls, and watch the Maori warrior dance known as, “the Haka.”
  • Island of Fiji: Feel the beat, honor the chief, gaze upon a Fijian skyscraper, and learn why their warriors are mighty and feared. Find your strength in Fiji.
  • Island of Samoa: Feel the heat, show some muscle, enjoy Samoan song and dance, and marvel as a young warrior climbs a 40-foot coconut tree in his bare feet. Become a part of the "happy people" in the Samoan village.
  • Island of Tahiti: Swing your hips, try a bite, snag a fish, and share the love. In Tahiti, love is always in the air. Come catch the fever!
  • Island of Tonga: Toss a spear, laugh until your sides hurt, choose your favorite 'guest' drummer, and paddle a canoe. The Tongan village is filled with joy, and they're happy to share!

See for yourself why the Polynesian Cultural Center's Alii Luau has justifiably inherited the deeper meanings of Hawaiian hospitality and the joy inherent in this ancient feast, and add this unforgettable experience to your Hawaiian vacation.

Please note that because the Polynesian Cultural Center is a family attraction that is closely associated with and predominantly an employer of college students, alcohol is not served or allowed to be consumed anywhere on the premises.

Polynesian Cultural Center Reviews

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Ankur Bansal
Maple Valley, WA
1 Review
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"Worth the day out with family"
December 2023
Must visit this place if you are in honolulu .Basic tickets are enough to spend 5-6 hrs covering all of the islands . Even same ticket holds good for next 2 days so you may visit multiple times for next 2 days . All the shows were amazing .If someone looking to get more knowledge then please go for guided tours.
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Tip: Enough Parking and its free . Come early before lunch to cover entire place as it closes around 5 pm.

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Hazel Dixon
1 Review
January 2021
Absolutely brilliant day out. We could have gone back the next day, there is so much to see and do. A great way to get to know the Polynesian culture and the dining was incredible. So much food and so many choices. A real must if you are on holiday in Hawaii.
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Tip: Just to take a comfortable pair of footwear. There is so much walking to do.

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Michael Ricker
Omaha, NE
6 Reviews
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"Excellent - Glad we Went"
January 2019
Great way to understand the Polynesian culture. Dinner and luau were excellent. Ha Breath of Life performance was tremendous.

Spend the extra money to get the guided Ambassador tour.
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Claudia Cobos
1 Review
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"Excellent !!!!"
August 2018
It was a wonderfull day with my family, many activities, shows of island's culture, the dinnig was delicious and the show was wonderfull
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Tip: Great place, you must go !

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aureliano diaz
san diego, CA
1 Review
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"Two thumbs up"
April 2015
A one of a kind ofexperience
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Frequently Asked Questions about Polynesian Cultural Center

Where is the Polynesian Cultural Center located?

The Polynesian Cultural Center is located at 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy. Laie Hawaii 96762. Allow yourself at least 60-75 minutes of straight drive time. Please note that commuter traffic from Honolulu to the North Shore can be heavy from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on weekdays.

How much is parking?

Parking is FREE. Wheelchair accessible parking is available near the main entrance. Charging stations for electric vehicles are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Is transportation included?

The Polynesian Cultural Center has transportation available for a fee. See ticket options with transportation. You may also contact the venue directly to arrange transportation services by calling the number on your e-ticket.

Can I bring my camera?

You are welcome to take as many personal pictures or video recordings at the Polynesian Cultural Center as you wish. Still, no flash photography or video is allowed during the evening show, Ha': Breath of Life, as the light blinds the performers on stage and other guests in the darkened theater.

Does the Polynesian Cultural Center offer wheelchair, stroller, or locker rentals?

All major areas of the Polynesian Cultural Center - including the Laie Temple Visitors Center tours are accessible to those in wheelchairs. Guests using wheelchairs at the luau or Ha: Breath of Life evening show will either be invited to transfer to a seat if they choose to do so or will be invited to sit in any of the wheelchair sections.

If my child is under 5 years, are they free?

Yes, at the Polynesian Cultural Center a child age 4 and under is admitted free, and is considered a lap child for the show(s).